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How much in common?

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Submitted by Barbara Moeller (United States), Sep 30, 2006 at 21:46

How much in common does a group need to have to act as a block in a democracy? It seems obvious that people of one religion, especially a religious culture that emphasizes common faith and tribal ties over nationality as the primary loyalties, would act in concert to influence the politics of the alien (dominant) culture if given an opportunity.

Denial, denial, denial. I am weary of wondering why academics and diplomats have such difficulty with this. And anyway, policies foreign and domestic in many European countries have already been coopted by Muslims indirectly through the threat of violence, actual violence or the active advancement by far left advocates that are only too happy to subvert their own Western culture (thank you, Cherie Boothe.)

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